Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson, Gwar & Municipal Waste Mentioned At Kathy Griffin’s Trump Press Conference


After comedian Kathy Griffin came under fire this week for posing in a photo with a mock severed head of U.S. President Donald Trump, Gwar themselves called her out for “stealing their bit”, having had a long history of mutilating political figures on stage.

Interestingly, during a press conference held yesterday by Griffin and her attorney Lisa Bloom, they made mention of various metal artists using graphic depictions of Trump in the past in a bid to argue their case. Bloom told reporters in the below video:

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“Many male artists have created far more disturbing imagery. A Marilyn Manson music video shows him beheading a Trump figure. The band Municipal Waste has an image of Trump with a bloody gunshot to his head on a band t-shirt. The band G-W-A-R has had violent images like this for president after president for years. They’re all just considered bad boys. Unlike these male artists, Kathy apologized.”

Municipal Waste, etc. frontman Tony Foresta has since commented on the incident to Style Weekly, offering:

“We did this shit two years ago, get with the times, Kathy. Haha, just kidding! For years comedians, actors, musicians, (literally everyone), have been speaking out against Trump, not just metal bands.

I don’t understand why people are making such a big deal now. I think it’s pretty messed up that she’s basically being singled out because she’s a prominent female comedian.

I feel that people from all walks of life should have equal rights in desecrating Trump‘s bloody corpse. Welcome to the club, Kathy!”

Meanwhile, after having previously called Griffin out, Gwar bassist Beefcake The Mighty has changed his stance and invited Griffin to join them onstage in beheading ‘Trump‘ this summer:

“We’d like to invite Kathy Griffin to join us on stage in decapitating Trump, then we’d like to kill her. She and her lawyer need to learn how to say Gwar. It’s not an acronym. It’s a guttural feeling. You just have to belt it out.”

He continued:

“We’ve been killing presidents for years now and we’ll continue. We don’t discriminate. We’re not into politics and we hate all humans. We’ll kill everyone.”

The shirt mentioned in the press conference can be found here, while the Manson video mentioned is available here

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